A shipload of indie games were released in 2018….we’ve covered about two hundred or so on Popgeeks this year. If there was one clear winner in such a massive competition, it had to be Celeste, the challenging puzzle platformer with a touching storyline. According to creator Matt Thorson, Celeste sold over 500,000 copies throughout 2018.
Now as a way of saying thank you, Thorson is preparing new content for the game. This will be a one-time deal; he’s calling them “farewell levels.” As he tweeted this afternoon:
We’re working on some farewell Celeste levels, which should be ready in early 2019. They’re very hard. And we’ll be announcing what’s next for us in the new year as well. See you in 2019 🙂
Considering how tough some of the normal levels are in Celeste, something Thorson considers “very hard” should be rough indeed. And it sounds like he’s working on another game as well.
One unanswered question: what this could mean for the recently announced physical version of Celeste, which will be published on a Switch card thanks to Limited Run Games. Preorders are set to go live January 1, but if additional content is on the way, will it be on the card as well? If not, will it be a free download?
Actually, Thorson hasn’t even revealed if these levels will be free at all. When we know more, we’ll bring you the report from Mt. Celeste.